I love surprising my kids with something special for breakfast in the middle of the week. These Chocolate Muffins with Dried Cherries are a sinfully delicious way to kickstart any day, but they make Wednesdays that much more bearable. I mean, really, who WOULDN’T be excited to wake up to the aroma of chocolate wafting through the house?
I think bittersweet chocolate is the best choice for these muffins. It gives them a deep, chocolatey taste that is balanced by the sweet and tart flavors of the dried cherries. They aren’t cloyingly sweet like a brownie, but they are definitely rich-tasting. As you can see, I baked some of the muffins in my heart-shaped pan in honor of Valentine’s Day, but they are just as delicious when made in regular muffin cups.
Now chocolate muffins aren’t the healthiest start to the day, but everyone needs to splurge now and then (and find a way to get through the mid-week slump). Do you ever shake up your morning routine during the week? Would love to hear how you make breakfast more “unexpected” for your family!